So, you know you've made it as a parent when your kid is lecturing you about the quality of fast food.
As some of you know I have a looovvvee of McDonald's Fries. Now, I don't advocate the practice of racing through the drive-thru and calling it a sit down meal but some days it just happens.
After a particularly busy day, work (for Me), school and baseball (for the Kid) it was 8pm by the time we were heading home. All of this goes on within a 7 mile radius mind you, it's not like we have far to go. But I just knew that if I waited until we got home to whip something up for dinner we'd be up until midnight. Did I mention that the Kid's history teacher decided that they would cram 6 weeks worth of homework into the past 3 days? No? Well they did, and it sucks!
Soooo, McDonald's drive-thru here we come.
As we're waiting in line with rest of the teenagers, and slacker parents waiting to order, we begin to dicuss the finer points of the menu.
My part consists solely of: Do you want a burger or something with chicken?
The Kid: Did you know that a Quarter Pounder with Cheese is the second most fatting thing on this menu?
Me: No, but I do now. And how pray tell do you know this?
The Kid: We've been watching Super Size Me is health class the past 3 days.
Me: Of course you have.
Sigh, we order and drive home. As we're getting out of the car it occurs to me to ask what the most fattening thing is on the menu.
The Kid just looks at me and says, 'Probably, that Southwest Salad you got.'